This policy does not govern how we use your protected health information ("PHI"), as defined under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act and related regulations. That information is governed by:
In order to better serve you with our Sites, we may collect the following categories of information through the Sites.
This may include (i) contact information you provide (such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, or phone number, and demographic information), (ii) transactional and payment information, such as if you make a donation, (iii) any subscription preferences if you receive communications from us, (iv) any surveys you respond to with feedback, and (v) Online User Activity as described below.
If you provide us with information regarding another individual, you represent that you have that person's consent to provide such information and to permit us to use it in accordance with this policy.
We, our service providers, and advertising partners may collect certain information about your device and use of our Sites by automated means, including but not limited to cookies, pixels and other similar technologies ("Online User Activity"). These technologies can be implemented by us or by third-party products or services we used (such as from Google or Facebook). "Cookies" are small data files that online services can store on, and retrieve from, a user's computer or mobile device through a web browser. The information is stored and retrievable either for the duration of a website visit (known as "session cookies"), or until some later point in time set by our websites setting the cookie (known as "persistent cookies"). Cookies are very commonly used by websites and most browsers are configured by default to accept cookies.
When you use the Sites, the information we may collect by automated means includes, for example:
Cookies and these other technologies can help us automatically identify you when you return to our Sites. Cookies help us review website traffic patterns and improve the website, and determine which portions of the Sites are popular. We can also use such information to deliver customized content and advertising to users of the Sites whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Our Sites uses these tools to help us track and analyze visitor activity on the Sites, measure the effectiveness of our advertising efforts, and support the optimization of our digital marketing campaigns.
We may deploy the Facebook Pixel on some informational webpages. The Facebook Pixel may enable Facebook to match website visitors with their Facebook User Accounts. You can find out more about how Facebook uses data when you visit our Sites by visiting Facebook's Data Policy page, "What kinds of information do we collect? > Information from partners."
We use web analytics and tag management services and tools provided by Google and other third parties to collect certain information relating to your use of our websites. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you visit our websites by visiting "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps."
You can turn off tracking cookies from our Sites in your browser by clicking here or with the settings button on the cookie banner which appears when visiting the Sites. Please note that some peripheral sites (i.e., subdomains) accessible through our website do not yet support cookie preferences, so cookies on those sites will not be affected by your settings. As an alternative, most browsers allow the visitor to reject cookies. In either instance, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features our Sites provide. Because there is not yet a consensus on how companies should respond to web browser-based do-not-track ("DNT") mechanisms, we do not respond to web browser-based DNT signals at this time.
We may use the information we obtain about you for purposes allowed by applicable laws, including:
We may also use or share information in an anonymized or aggregate manner for many purposes such as research, analysis, modeling, marketing, and improvement of our Sites.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances.
Where appropriate, we will limit sharing of your information in accordance with the choices you have provided us and applicable law.
An individual may use our Sites without providing personal information. However, when you submit a request or communication on our Sites, we may need certain information from you. For example, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, and/or demographic information if you choose to complete any online forms used for class registration, special events and promotions or appointment requests, or to provide feedback about the Sites.
We maintain information security programs designed to protect our users' personal information. For example, we maintain secure firewall and use all reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to personal information collected through our Sites. We also endeavor to encrypt and secure the confidentiality of personal information transmitted to us.
Please do not provide personal information via email to us unless it is through a secure channel (these will be marked, as secure online forms, for example). Remember that email messages, unless encrypted while in transit, can be viewed by other internet users. If you have personal information to communicate, please use the appropriate secure online form or contact the necessary party using traditional means such as phone or mail.
If you receive an email that looks like it is from Dana-Farber or Brigham Cancer Center and asks for your personal information, do not respond. This may be a scam or "Phishing" email intended to steal your information. We will never request your password, user name, credit card information or other personal information through email.
When you make a gift to us through a physical (e.g., check) or electronic form of payment, your email address and mailing address will be entered into our donor database(s). If you opt in, we may send you emails or mailings in the future informing you of other giving opportunities or providing news about us.
We do not sell or rent donor information to others, but we do occasionally exchange donor mailing lists with other non-profit organizations for fundraising purposes. This process helps us engage new supporters, saves us money and is carefully monitored. One may always opt out by contacting us as directed below.
We offer you certain choices about what information we collect from you, how we use and disclose the information, and how we communicate with you.
You may see us advertising on various websites, web pages, social media and other platforms. Please note that online advertising service do not always provide us with complete information about the platforms or website on which our advertising may appear. If you believe that our advertising is being displayed through websites or channels that promote inappropriate or offensive content, please contact us as directed below.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13 on our Sites. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will endeavor to delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as directed below.
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Last Revised November 5th, 2021